TVR CHIMAERA 450 4.5 LITRE V8, 5 SPEED MANUAL . 1999 'T' Reg.
Stunning TVR Chimaera Gold Badged 450 finished in Crimson Stardust metallic and magnolia ambla trim, oatmeal wool carpets with polished walnut fascias and sought after power steering. Only 54,000 miles and TVR main dealer service history with 10 stamps in the service schedule.
This late incarnation Chimaera has the sought after face-lifted Cerbera style front end, and TVR designed tail lights. As for the 4.5 litre V8 under the bonnet this is critically acclaimed as the best capacity engine for this mark due to the excellent compromise between power and smoothness. Boasting 285 bhp and a 310 lbf.ft of torque at the flywheel, performance is absolutely electrifying with 60mph being reached from a standstill in just 4.7 seconds. In the region of 6,000 Chimaeras were built, with the 400 being the most common making the 450s extremely rare and desirable, especially in excellent condition. The example offered here was first registered in 1999 and is s specified as follows: Black soft top with removable centre section which can be stowed in the boot. Electric windows. Electric, colour coordinating door mirrors. Solenoid operated doors. CD sound system. 15 inch five spoke alloy wheels. Tinted glass. Classic Chimera fluted bonnet. Twin exit exhaust system. Immobiliser.
Complete with two keys, remote fobs, V5C registration document, owners manual with stamped service section, and a current MOT until September 2013. A quote from Performance Car says it all - " The TVR sounds as glorious as a Rolls-Royce Merlin aero engine”.